[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] 2 Positions at Kiva Systems/Amazon in Advanced Robotics Development

Joe Romano joeromano at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 13:44:35 PDT 2015


Recently acquired by Amazon.com, Kiva Systems LLC is experiencing
explosive growth and proudly offers best-in-class benefits for those
interested in joining our team. Kiva designs, codes, supports and
manufactures game-changing software applications, control systems,
robotics and related hardware that is revolutionizing Amazon’s
operations across the globe.  Here’s your chance to shine. We’ll keep
you highly motivated, challenged and caffeinated (with our bottomless
caffeine bar of coffee and soft drinks) while you translate big ideas
into actionable processes.

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Position #1: Senior Computer Vision Developer at Kiva Systems / Amazon

Kiva Systems is seeking a talented and self-motivated Senior Computer
Vision Developer to work on novel computer vision software for
advanced robotic technologies.  The ideal candidate will have
extensive experience conceptualizing, developing, and testing complex
computer vision software for novel robotic applications.  This
position reports directly to the VP of Hardware Architecture.

The Senior Computer Vision Developer will be responsible for:
* Developing complex perception algorithms integrating across multiple
sensing devices
* Designing highly scalable, large enterprise software solutions
involving computer vision
* Executing technical programs from architecture to release
* Delivering new technology platforms with the highest levels of
performance, reliability, and usability
* Resolving complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
* Deep diving on key development and architectural decisions
* Maintaining high level of communications

Basic Qualifications:
* PhD in Computer Science or equivalent with a focus on Computer Vision
* Deep knowledge and experience with a wide variety of vision algorithms
* Minimum of 4 years experience developing object oriented software
with C++ involving vision for commercial or industrial applications
* Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
* Provide the customer and company-wide perspective to detailed
technical decisions
* Excellent written (white papers) and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
* OpenCV and Matlab
* 3D reconstruction, multi-view stereo, segmentation, inverse problems
* Source control, code reviews, and bug tracking systems
* Challenging assignments with aggressive schedules
* Automated build and test and/or test driven development
* Machine Learning and/or Big Data
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Position #2: Senior Robotics Systems Engineer at Kiva Systems / Amazon

Kiva Systems is seeking a talented and self-motivated Senior Robotics
Systems Engineer to help create new automation solutions that improve
overall system efficiencies through the use of advanced technologies.
The ideal candidate will have experience conceptualizing, developing,
and evaluating novel robotic systems.  This position reports directly
to the VP of Hardware Architecture.

The Senior Robotics Systems Engineer will be responsible for:
* Developing novel algorithms and technology platforms that can be
broadly applied to a variety of advanced robotic applications
* Designing and implementing advanced planning software for next
generation robotic systems
* Integrating planning with vision and application teams
* Evaluating and identifying improvements to system designs with
specific focus on robotics
* Maintaining high level of communications with cross-functional team,
and partners
* Interfacing with engineering managers, product management, and/or
program management to drive new product development programs from
concept to production

Basic Qualifications:
* PhD Robotics, Computer Science, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
or equivalent
* Expert in robot motion planning integrated with dynamic perception
* Minimum of 3 years experience developing robotic applications
* Ability to resolve complex issues in creative, efficient, and effective ways
* Demonstrated ability to develop deep understanding of the business
and end user needs quickly, and can proficiently translate those needs
into the right technology solution
* Able to provide the customer and company-wide perspective to
detailed technical decisions
* Excellent written (white papers) and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
* Robot Operating System (ROS)
* Embedded control systems, mechanical, and electrical design and
development practices including common engineering tools used for such
efforts with detailed knowledge and expertise in at least one of the
areas
* Equipment control, coordination, and management
* MySQL databases and Python programming
* Source control, code reviews, and bug tracking systems
* Challenging assignments with aggressive schedules
* Automated build and test and/or test driven development
* Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and/or Big Data
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If interested, please send qualified resumes to
Engineeringjobs at kivasystems.com and put your name and the job title on
the subject line or contact:

Matt Verminski
mvermins at amazon.com
VP Hardware Architecture
Kiva Systems LLC


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